ERIC Number: ED091314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Internship as an Adventure: Can It Be a Replanning Strategy in Jamaica?
Wilson, Sybil; D'Oyley, Vincent
This document is divided into three sections. Section I describes, from a historical viewpoint, the need for teacher education programs in Jamaica and the subsequent development of the internship program. Internship for a teacher is defined as "a terminal experience in his preparation sequence, preceded by acquisition of a body of substantive knowledge peculiar to the teaching profession and by a series of related clinical experiences preferably in actual classroom settings." The new program was a change from the previous 3-year in-college program to one of 2 years in college, 1 year in school, and 2 weeks back in college for a self-evaluation seminar. The program has as a central organizing unit the Teaching Internship Center through which interns, cooperating teachers, supervisors, education officers, and other professionals work. Section II of the document describes the evaluation of the program, based on the P-I-E Instruction Model. The model is comprised of three components: planning instruction, implementing instruction, and evaluation instruction. This evaluation indicates that the interns needed most help in planning instruction. Section III details attitudes towards the program based on questionnaires and interviews with the participants. Appendixes include study instruments. (JA)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Field Experience Programs, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Teacher Education, Teacher Interns, Teaching Models
Department of Educational Planning, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1V6, Canada ($3.40)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. Dept. of Educational Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Jamaica